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Preeclampsia: What Does it Mean for Baby, Me?

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If it is too early for delivery, your doctor will recommend several things to prolong the pregnancy as long as possible. The first thing would be bed rest, then, medications to lower blood pressure, corticosteroids that temporarily improve liver and platelet functions (this aids in prolonging the pregnancy) and anticonvulsive medication that prevents seizures.

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent preeclampsia. The best way to cope with possibly getting a preeclampsia diagnosis is to take good care of yourself and get early and regular prenatal care according to the Mayo Clinic. This is because as long as there is early detection, your chances decrease in developing severe complications.

The Mayo Clinic

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